Snacks

Chakali

Chakali

Posted on November 8, 2015

Crispy, Crunchy Chakali. Happy Diwali Everyone!!!! Diwali, the biggest & brightest festival of the year is finally upon us. It is the festival of bright lights, colors, delicious food and is celebrated in great zeal all over India. This diwali is extra special since it is going to be my first with my husband here in the US. So there is no better way to celebrate it than by making his favorite diwali snack “CHAKALI”.

Chicken Nachos

Chicken Nachos

Posted on October 26, 2015

Its Nacho time! Corn Chips layered with super flavorful Shredded Chicken, Green Peppers & Homemade Salsa. This is my first post from the land of Barbecue and Tacos. Since I absolutely love Mexican food it had to be the inspiration for this recipe. One of the more common Tex-Mex dishes is nachos. Add in some Indian flavors and you have a mouthwatering garam masala spiced chicken nachos with onions, peppers and freshly made salsa.

Kidney bean hummus

Kidney Bean Hummus

Posted on October 18, 2015

Classic Red Kidney Bean Hummus with an Indian Tadka. The last 2-3 weeks have been an absolute whirlwind for my wife and I. The reasons for that are my new job and our move to Dallas, TX. In such a situation posting new recipes becomes almost impossible. But I have to thank wifey dearest and her love affair with chips for being the inspiration for this delicious and rustic kidney bean hummus recipe.

Aloo Tikki Burger

Aloo Tikki Burger

Posted on October 3, 2015

Burger bun filled with a crisp potato patty flavoured with Indian spices and topped with Cheese, Tomato and Chips. Potato Cutlets or “ ALOO TIKKI “ as it is locally called is a very popular snack in the Indian Subcontinent. It is made up of mashed potatoes, onions and a variety of different spices. You take this delicious nugget of spicy goodness, put it in between two pieces of bread, add toppings of your choice and voila!!! It transforms into everyone’s favorite food,Read More

fried okra

Fried Okra

Posted on September 6, 2015

A spin on Classic Southern Fried Okra done with Indian flavors. Think about this. An Indian guy from Mumbai living in the Deep South here in the United States puts out a recipe for fried okra on his blog. Crazy idea… RIGHT!!! But stay with me on this. Taste just one of these crispy deep-fried nuggets of deliciousness and your life will never be the same.

Ground Chicken Samosa

Ground Chicken Samosa

Posted on August 23, 2015

Spicy ground chicken and peas filled in a neat triangular packet & deep-fried to perfection. Deep-fried food is the guilty pleasure of people all over the world. So picture this: your favorite meat or dare I say veggies, wrapped in a flaky dough, placed in front of you piping hot and straight from the fryer. You dip this crispy goodness in coriander chutney and take a bite. That one bite is enough to take you straight to food heaven. NowRead More

Homemade Samosa Pastry

Homemade Samosa Pastry

Posted on August 23, 2015

A samosa is a neat little package of a filling of minced vegetables/ minced meat wrapped in a flaky dough and deep-fried to perfection. One simple but important technique to know before making these deep-fried treats is to make those neat triangular packets in which to stuff the filing. So here is a step by step process to make the pastry dough and  then assemble the samosas.

Beer Battered Potato Fritters (Batata Vada)

Beer Battered Potato Fritters (Batata Vada)

Posted on August 16, 2015

Crispy beer battered potato fritters (batata vada) encased in a gram flour batter.   “Beer batter” and “deep-fried food”!!! Enough said!! These words instantly evoke memories of things like fish and chips where the fish is nice and crispy on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside. Combine that same beer batter with one of the most popular street foods found in Mumbai “ BATATA VADA” (potato fritters) and you are in deep fried food heaven.

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